* Includes accounts from Tom Hornbein, Jim Whittaker, Frank Smythe, Eric Simonson, Reinhold Messner, and many other legendary climbers * Offers a great introduction to the history of Everest A great addition to the libraries of both mountaineering literature affectionados and those who just want a variety of Everest’s greatest dramas in one volume. Extraordinary insights into the early attempts, successes, disasters, and noteworthy moments. The authors of these collected stories give their personal accounts of the challenges and traumas that await all those who would climb to the top of the world. ISBN-10: 089886903X ISBN-13: 978-0898869033